Our Barrier Islands


 

Given the range of our Study, the Dolphin Explorer visits remote barrier islands. One is Keewaydin Island. Pictured above, it is the longest un-bridged island on the west coast of Florida. Over 140 loggerhead sea turtle nests were sighted here this summer.

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Our work also takes us south, on certain days, to tip of the Cape Romano Aquatic Preserve. This is one of the most remote barriers islands in the area.

 

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The Dolphin Explorer is a 36 foot powered catamaran designed for Gulf, bay and estuary waters. It is perfect for getting ‘up-close and personal ” to observe and photograph marine life.